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|Birth name||Mark Bautista|
|Born||August 10, 1983|
|Origin||Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines|
|Years active||2002 - present|
Mark Bautista is a Filipino (born August 10, 1983) singer, actor and commercial model. Born into a large, impoverished family in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Bautista received his career break when he was a Grand finalist on Philippine reality TV talent search Star for a Night and eventually placed second behind Sarah Geronimo. He is now with the GMA Network.
Life and career 
Early life 
Bautista was born to Darni Bautista and Susan Bautista in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Bautista was determined to help his family when his father was forced to stop working because of his physical condition. He has four siblings-an older brother, a sister and two younger brothers. With the cash prizes he won at singing competitions, he was able to help his parents through their financial difficulties.
In his early years, he was very shy to show his singing voice, despite the fact that he is blessed with a it and his looks. His confidence began growing once he started joining different oratorical competitions. He even bagged the first prize in some of the oratorical competitions he joined in.
He joined a band called Voizemale. They had various gigs in Cagayan De Oro and mostly covered the popular hits of Earth, Wind & Fire and Backstreet Boys. He further developed his confidence by joining various singing competitions. Close friends of Bautista persuaded him to audition a singing contest in ABS-CBN's MTB. While that wasn't his calling to stardom, he continued to sing and improve his singing skills.
When the Star for a Night competition came, money became a problem, and he thought that he was going to miss this big opportunity. His Mother provided him with money to go to Cebu as a birthday gift. He wnet to Manila to finish the audition process. He passed all three levels of the Star For A Night auditions and made it to the grand finals. he said: "I can never forget that experience. That, plus the exposure, was enough to make me happy". At the end of the show, he ended as 1st Runner up next to Sarah Geronimo as the grand champion of the show".
In September 2005, he released his first album Dream On and it's carrier single I Need You topped the MYX daily top 10 for two months. Due to the Success of his first album, Viva Records released a full album called Dream On Expanded along with the release of You Win The Game music video which featured a very daring Mark. The song reached the top spot in MYX in less than a week after it premiered.
On March 24, 2006, another milestone in Bautista's career happened. His first solo major concert was staged at Aliw Theater dubbed as Pop Heartthrob. The venue was packed with his fans that came from all over the Philippines and from other countries as well. He is currently working on his 3rd studio album from Viva Records as of the moment.
In 2010, he signed a 3 year exclusive contract with GMA Network. He Became a regular performer in Party Pilipinas and is expected to become a guest on Diva and to do a lead role in a primetime drama series in the Kapuso Network.
In 2011, he, along with other Kapuso artists such as Iza Calzado (who later transferred to ABS-CBN) and Aljur Abrenica, performed for the Kababayan Fest held in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, he made a special appearance with Aljur Abrenica for a Meet-and-Greet at Seafood City Markets. This special performance and visit was to promote GMA Pinoy TV and the launching of GMA Life TV.
Personal life 
|2004||Mark Bautista || || |
|2005||Dream On Expanded[A] || || |
|2007||Every Now and Then || || |
|2008||I'll Be the One || || |
|2010||Nagmamahal, Mark Bautista || || |
- A^ Dream On Expanded was first released as a six-track EP on September 13, 2005, entitled Dream On, before it was re-released as a studio album.
|2004||"Ako'y Maghihintay" (with Sarah Geronimo)|
|"Lahat sa Buhay Ko"|
|2005||"I Need You"||Dream On Expanded|
|"You Win the Game"|
|2006||"And by Now"|
|2007||"Break It to Me Gently"||Every Now and Then|
|2008||"Eternally"||I'll Be the One|
|2009||"Sana'y Dinggin Mo"|
|2011 Bakit Next To You
Guest appearances 
|2003||"Broken Vow" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)||Popstar: A Dream Come True|
|2004||"Kay Gandang Umaga" (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)||Sweet Sixteen|
|2005||"Pang-Romansang Espesyal" (Salbakuta with Mark Bautista)||Pang-Romansang Espesyal|
|"I Finally Found Someone" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)||The Other Side: Live Album|
|"Window of My Heart" (Rachelle Ann Go with Mark Bautista)||I Care|
|2007||"Time to Let Go" (Sarah Geronimo feat. Mark Bautista)||Taking Flight|
Other appearances 
|2003||"Ngayon at Kailanman"||Star for a Night|
|"O Holy Night"||A Viva Popstars Christmas|
|"Christmas Won't Be the Same Without You" (with Sarah Geronimo)|
|"Awit ng Pabo at Loro" (with Sarah Geronimo)||Lagi Kitang Mamahalin|
|2004||"Ngayon at Kailanman" (Live)||Night of the Champions|
|"Broken Vow" (Live) (Sarah Geronimo with Mark Bautista)|
|"How Did You Know" (Live)|
|2005||"Another Chance" (Live)||Return of the Champions|
|"Ako'y Maghihintay" (Live) (with Sarah Geronimo)|
|"Lahat sa Buhay Ko" (Live)|
|"Search for the Star in a Million" (Theme) (with Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Christian Bautista)||Search for the Star in a Million|
|2006||"Beh Buti Nga" (feat. Anne Curtis)||Hotsilog: The ASAP Hotdog Compilation|
|2012||Of All the Things (film)||Efs||VIVA FilmsGMA Films||supporting cast|
|2009||Kimmy Dora||Doctor||Spring Films||Cameo|
|2007||Paano Kita Iibigin||Raffy||ABS CBN|
|2004||Lastikman: Unang Banat||Lastikman/Adrian Rosales||VIVA Films|
|2004||Masikip sa Dibdib||Singer||ABS CBN||Cameo|
|2004||Annie B.||Mark||GMA Films|
|2012||Yesterday's Bride||Dave Serrano||GMA Network||Supporting Role|
|2012||Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master||Himself/Guest||GMA Network|
|2012||Charice: One for the Heart||Himself/Performer||GMA Network||Guest Performer|
|2012||Legacy||Eboy||GMA Network||Supporting Cast|
|2010||Wish Ko Lang||Himself||GMA Network|
|2010||Pilyang Kerubin||Archangel Gabriel||GMA Network|
|2010||Diva||Himself cameo appearance||GMA Network|
|2010||Party Pilipinas||Himself/Performer||GMA Network|
|2010||May Bukas Pa||Victorico/ Choir Member||ABS CBN||Final Chapter AMEN|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Victorio||ABS CBN||Chapter 16 HOPE|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Bugoy Drilon||ABS CBN||Episode "Kalabaw"|
|2007||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Vic/Mie Mie Barcelona||ABS CBN||Episode "The Mie Mie Barcelona Story"|
|2007||Sana Maulit Muli||Francis Marquez||ABS CBN||Recurring Role|
|2006||Your Song||Jessie Hipolito||ABS CBN||Episode "Forevers Not Enough"|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Roger||ABS CBN||Episode "Radyo"|
|2005||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Louie||ABS CBN||Episode "Panyo"|
|2005||Kampanerang Kuba||Repus Akach||ABS CBN||Recurring role |
His character name came from twisted "Super Chaka"
|2005||Wansapanataym||Himself||ABS CBN||Episode "Sayaw ni Kikay"|
|2004||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Himself||ABS CBN||Episode "Barya"|
|2003||Sarah: The Teen Princess||Baste Di Magiba||ABS CBN||Main Role|
|2003||Search For A Star||Himself / Field Reporter||GMA Network|
|2003||SOP||Himself performer||GMA Network|
|2002||Star for a Night||Himself||IBC 13||1st runner-up to Grand Champion Sarah Geronimo|
- Mark Bautista biography on his official site". retrieved 17-01-2010
- "Mark dated Riza Santos without courting her." retrieved 17-01-2010
- "Bautista answered an interview of him, courting Sarah Geronimo." retrieved 17-01-2010